MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (NNS) -- Naval Supply System Command’s (NAVSUP) best story, photo and video of 2018 highlight the global enterprise’s support to the fleet.
As NAVSUP personnel work to provide supplies, services, and quality-of-life support to the Navy and Joint warfighter our public affairs professionals are reporting on the wide range of tasks and challenge our men and women tackle around the world throughout the year.
“We have some great NAVSUP stories to tell,” said Janice Derk, NAVSUP’s Office of Corporate Communications (OCC) Director. “These articles, photos and videos highlight the good work our people do for our customers, while also demonstrating how we work to ensure taxpayers know the Navy is judiciously spending their tax dollars. I am proud to share our communicators’ best work.”
The 2018 winning article, photo and video were chosen by the corporate communication and public affairs staffs at NAVSUP Enterprise commands around the globe. They were judged on how well they (1) engaged audiences, (2) demonstrated NAVSUP being ready, resourceful, and responsive, and (3) showcased NAVSUP’s positive work environment.
The wining article is "NAVSUP FLC San Diego MHE Team Keeps Fleet Materials Moving" published May 7 by Candice Villarreal, NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) San Diego Director of Corporate Communications. Villarreal reported on FLC San Diego's 10-person Material Handling Equipment (MHE) team that works side-by-side with fleet Sailors from 45 afloat customers and a handful of shore commands aboard Naval Base Coronado to ensure their equipment is in prime condition. The MHE team assists NAVSUP Weapon Systems Support (WSS) to identify equipment requirements, issue new or overhauled MHE, maintain the NAVSUP WSS-owned pool of MHE inventory to service their customers' needs, identify sources for maintenance and repair when needed, and teach fleet Sailors firsthand and in-person how to maintain and repair their equipment while deployed around the globe.
NAVSUP’s best photo is “NAVSUP FLC Pearl Harbor Regional Mail Center Delivers Mail” published January 22 by Shannon R. Haney, NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) Pearl Harbor Director OCC. The photo features Logistics Specialist 2nd Class Tenzin Chokdup and Logistics Specialist 3rd Class Holland Brown delivering mail to USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) during their port visit in Pearl Harbor. NAVSUP FLC Pearl Harbor Regional Mail Center provides official and personal mail services to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH) afloat and shore commands, and visiting 3rd and 7th Fleet units. Over the past 20 years, they have served over 800,000 customers, processed over 150 million pieces of mail, saved customers over $1.5 million and supported over 500 fleet units.
The best video of 2018 is “Transforming NAVSUP for the Navy's Future” published Feb. 6 by Debbie Dortch, NAVSUP Headquarters Office of Corporate Communications. The video explains how NAVSUP is adapting to continue to meet the fleet’s needs, and to increase warfighter readiness and lethality. By reforming to improve business processes, NAVSUP will be better aligned with its customers in delivering supplies, services and quality-of-life support to the Navy and Joint warfighters stationed around the world.
Derk extended her congratulations for all 31 articles, photos and videos that were nominated, noting that, “Our team of professionals around the globe helps ensure that the NAVSUP team’s diligent work to our communities and customers is seen and valued.”
NAVSUP’s mission is to provide supplies, services, and quality-of-life support to the Navy and joint warfighter. Headquartered in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, and employing a diverse, worldwide workforce of more than 22,500 military and civilian personnel, NAVSUP oversees logistics programs in the areas of supply operations, conventional ordnance, contracting, resale, fuel, transportation, and security assistance.
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